Oh by the way, the Searcy city council passed their latest tax increase on Tuesday evening by a vote of 7-0. Alderman Mark Derrick was not in attendance.
The 1% tax would be applied to prepared food in the city of Searcy (concession stands, delis, bakeries, all restaurants, coffee, fountain drinks, etc.). The 1% rate can be raised to 2% or 3% at a vote of the city council.
The proposal also carries a 3% tax on lodging, which includes room rentals. You can read the full proposal here.
The issue will be put on the November ballot before the voters of Searcy, where I predict it will get obliterated.
How will you vote? Let us know in the comments section.